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Lanakila Pei delivers spectacular farewell for ‘Iolani

By Jason Kaneshiro on November 29, 2019

Lanakila Pei could only watch as his ‘Iolani career ended with Hilo players storming the field at Aloha Stadium to celebrate a stunning finish to Friday’s Division I state championship game. Prior to a Hilo field goal from 55 yards out bouncing off the crossbar and through the uprights to give the Vikings a 20-17 walk-off victory, it appeared the night’s pivotal moments would belong to Pei in his farewell performance in an ‘Iolani uniform. Pei, the hub of the […]

GAME NIGHT 11/22: Mililani/Saint Louis

By Jason Kaneshiro on November 22, 2019

No. 1 Saint Louis 35, No. 4 Mililani 0, FINAL  Kekahi Graham in at QB for Saint Louis. The Crusaders keep the ball on the ground to end the game and set up a meeting with Kahuku for the Open Division state championship. Freshman Isaiah Gideon in at quarterback for Mililani. He completes a pass over the middle for 17 yards. Drive stalls at the Trojans’ 42 and Saint Louis takes over with about 2 minutes left. Connor Apo in […]

No. 8 Moanalua finally earns its title shot

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 19, 2019

Rudy Kealohi channeled last year’s disappointment into motivation for his senior season. So even after Moanalua’s seemingly cathartic victory over Kailua on Friday in the semifinals of the OIA Division I playoffs, Kealohi wasn’t ready to simply wash away the memory of a season-ending loss to Castle just about a year ago. “It’s still stuck with me, even after this game,” the senior slotback said after a 21-14 home win for Na Menehune. “It’s stuck with me forever. It just […]

GAME NIGHT 10/18: Kailua/Moanalua

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 18, 2019

No. 8 Moanalua 21, Kailua 14, FINAL   Moanalua recovers the onside kick and runs out the clock. Friel with three completions to pick up a couple of first downs. He’s sacked on a third down and Kailua takes its final timeout with :26.1 left. Friels hits Clevenger for 33 yards over the middle. After a spike, Friel hits Nainoa Peters, who fumbles at the goal line. Clevenger recovers in the end zone for the TOUCHDOWN. PAT good. :09.3 left. […]

No. 2 Punahou hands No. 3 Mililani its first shutout in 19 years

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 12, 2019

Punahou and Mililani arrived at Aloha Stadium on Friday night each with four shutouts this season. So it stood to reason points might be tough to come by in the OIA-ILH Open Division duel. Even so, the Buffanblu’s fifth came was a welcome surprise for Punahou coach Kale Ane. “They’re a good team, they’ve got a lot of multiple threats, so I would have never expected to have a score like this,” Ane said after No. 2 Punahou’s 3-0 win […]

No. 10 Damien keeps its season alive

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 11, 2019

Amo Sulu could only watch the final 24 minutes on Friday as No. 10 Damien battled to extend its season. By then, the junior running back’s efforts in the first 24 had helped power the Monarchs into the lead and they hung on for a 22-17 win over sixth-ranked and previously unbeaten Moanalua at Aloha Stadium, assuring the Monarchs of another game. >> CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE GAME Sulu ran for 114 yards on 16 carries […]

UCLA commit Matt Sykes goes off in No. 1 Saint Louis’ 34th straight win

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 5, 2019

By maximizing his targets, Saint Louis receiver Matthew Sykes helped create opportunities for his teammates on Friday. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound senior set the tone for the top-ranked Crusaders with a 50-yard reception on their first play from scrimmage and took his last catch of the night 66 yards for a touchdown to highlight No. 1 Saint Louis’ 41-7 victory over host Farrington at Skippa Diaz Stadium. >> CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE GAME Sykes went into halftime […]

GAME NIGHT 10/4: Saint Louis/Farrington

By Jason Kaneshiro on October 4, 2019

No. 1 Saint Louis 41, Farrington 7, FINAL At Skippa Diaz Stadium Saint Louis (8-0, 7-0) 21 7 13 0 — 41 Farrington (2-6, 2-2) 0 7 0 0 — 7 StL—Jayden de Laura 2 run (Lason Napuunoa kick) StL—Koali Nishigaya 10 pass from de Laura (Napuunoa kick) StL—Matthew Sykes 14 pass from de Laura (Napuunoa kick) Far—Kainoa Mane 5 pass from Darius Chaffin (Jalen Joe Cabrales kick) StL—Sykes 66 pass from de Laura (Napuunoa kick) StL—De Laura 1 run […]